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June 12: Disregard sit-at-home order, no protest in Lagos, police tell residents

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The Lagos State Police Command has said it is not aware of any planned protest in the state to commemorate the 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

The Command, in a statement by its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also urged Lagos residents to disregard the sit-at-home order called by certain groups.

Adejobi added that security agencies have made necessary arrangements to maintain the law and order across the state.

The statement was titled, ‘June 12: We Are Not Aware Of Any Planned Protest In Lagos—Police’.

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It read, “The Lagos State Police Command wishes to state clearly that it is not aware of any planned protest in Lagos State to commemorate the 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, 12th June 2021.

“In this regard, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore appeals to members of the public to disregard any sit-at-home order called by certain groups which is being circulated in the social media and go about their lawful businesses as the police and other security agencies have made necessary arrangement to maintain law and order across the state.”

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Adejobi added that Odumosu on Friday, “formed special Squads to go after traffic robbers who have been terrorising innocent Lagosians and rid the state of such miscreants.

“CP Hakeem Odumosu equally released some crime-fighting equipment and modern communication gadgets to the Squads for efficiency and better service delivery as some of the identified areas like Eko Bridge, Apongbon, Cele, Ijora, Ojota/7up, Mike 12, Surulere, etc, must be cleared of miscreants and traffic robbers with immediate effect.

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“While assuring the general public of adequate security of lives and property in Lagos State, the Commissioner of Police, reiterated that police personnel in the command will religiously discharge their duties within the ambit of the law,” the PPRO said.

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